MyConservatives website collapses at launch
Web 2.0 not for the faint-hearted
A website launched today by the UK’s Conservative Party is titsup, at time of writing.
The MyConservatives.com site, which claims to be “the most ambitious party political campaigning network of its kind outside of the US” is currently redirecting to the Tories’ main website while the party tries to fix the problem.
Conservative Party online communities editor Craig Elder cheerily notes on his Twitter: “OK, so when I said ‘everyone get onto MyConservatives’, I didn't mean all at once. We'll have it up and running again shortly :)”.
The Facebook-for-Tory-fans site was developed by Conservative new media boss Rishi Saha, and is managed by one-time David Cameron speechwriter and former editor of Conservative Home Sam Coates.
“We’re really pleased to have got this off the ground, and that it’s already being talked about as one of the most advanced campaigning platforms of its kind anywhere in the world,” opined Coates on the Tory blog today. Presumably he wrote that before the site died on its derrière.
The site is supposed to encourage Tory fans to use MyConservatives as a campaigning tool, but “REALLY high levels of demand” have apparently forced the blue brigade offline for now.
The Register has asked the Tories what went wrong - we'll update this story if they get back to us. ®
Actually, what was worse here was NuLab's stitchup to put 'em back.
The vote to put in place the GLA with no "No" campaign, presented as a fait accompli and with all the parties having already selected their mayoral candidates barely squeaked over 50%.
I still reckon to this day that if one London paper had bothered to campaign against it we'd have ended up ticking along quite nicely without the army of overpaid scrotes in crash-helmet-upon-thames.
Yes I did vote "No" to this one, although I was bloody surprised to find that they'd included a box for it on the ballot. It must have been an oversight.
type myconservatives into the address bar (alt-d) and then ctrl+enter. There, not so difficult was it?
'Vote Labour' are you fuckin' mad
Apart from all the obvious epic fails of NuLabour like:
'Peace in our time', War in Iraq
Free Education for all, Student Loans and Tuition Fee's
NHS free at point of service' Rip off Car Parks and Buying hospitals on the very expensive credit
Surveillance State: Big Brother
Curtailment of our Society's Freedom' The Police State.
Anyone that supports Labour must be a *ucking banker and deserves to lose their jobs so they know how the rest of us feel. I don't fancy the Tories much either.
Time for a change: Lib Dem's for me.
No!!!!!! SMALLTALK / PYTHON / COBAL
coat....I know, i know
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